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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Hide and Seek (08/07/08)

TITLE: Hide and Seek (i)
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08/08/08


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I cannot think about the game of hide-and-seek without remembering a song my girls enjoyed when they were small. It was on a cassette tape that stretched from constant use until the words became garbled. By then we all had the words learned by heart so it didn’t mater. The tape was still a favorite.

I'm Hiding from Mommy

Verse 1: I'm hiding from Mommy and no one can see;
I'm hiding and no one will know!
But I just remembered that God's watching me;
He knows everything that I do.

Chorus: I cannot see God, but He always sees me…
Nothing can be hid from God.

Verse 2: When I'm in the kitchen and no one's around,
I know I can sneak and get cookies;
But I will obey what my mother has said,
For I know that God will be looking!

Verse 3: When Dad says "Good night!"
And he turns out the light,
And darkness is covering me;
I think about God Who can see
Through the night
And thank Him He's caring for me!

Verse 4: I'm hiding from Mommy and no one can see;
I'm hiding and no one will know!
But I just remembered that God's watching me;
He knows everything that I do.

(© 1995 Judy Rogers, judyrogers.com)

My own childhood brings back other memories. It was a very different age and time. Neighbors knew each other and parents didn’t have as many reasons to fear their children being out after dark. Security systems were only for museums and many people still left their back doors unlocked.

Back then the illumination of the streets lights on a warm summer evening signaled a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek. Several of us from the block gathered in the open field next to my house to organize and pick the person to be “it” first. The person chosen would close his or her eyes and count off.

“One, two, three, four . . . eight, nine, ten. Ready or not here I come.”

No fair peaking, while the rest of us scattered to hide. We took turns hiding and being “it” for an hour or more until our parents called us in for the night.

Do you find comfort that there are no hiding places from God? Even tomorrow doesn’t need to be a cause for fear because our dear Heavenly Father is already there waiting for us. As the last few verses of Romans 8 reminds, nothing can separate us from His love and care.


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Esther Phillips08/14/08
Good message. I especially liked the remembrance of playing hide and seek. My siblings and I did that, too.
Patrick Whalen08/14/08
You definitely take me back..."Block Party!"
Marlene Austin08/17/08
Comforting reminders. :)
Patty Wysong08/19/08
You're so very right: It's a tremendous comfort to know that there is NO hiding from God, that He is everywhere. What a wonderful God He is!